Medicine: Sulfa Family

Though far from being a drug on the market, the number of sulfa drugs has increased so rapidly during the past two years that not even doctors can keep their uses straight. In the July issue of California and Western Medicine last week, Drs. Lowell Addison Rantz and Windsor Cooper Cutting gave a brief review of the whole sulfonamide family, with the diseases on which each drug works best. The ideal sulfa drug, they said, is still to seek. Requirements: it must be as strong as possible, without poisoning the patient.

Sulfanilamide, the parent...

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